Category: Homelessness

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Housing First Concept

What exactly does “housing first” mean? From the “Homeless Hub” – ‘Housing First’ is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services as needed. It is an approach first popularized by Sam Tsemberis and Pathways to Housing in…
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August 16, 2018 0

Solving the Big Homelessness Challenge

In Vancouver proper, there are only 114.97 km2 (44.39 sq mi) of space, and personally, we now have to let go of the idea that we can all live in a single family dwelling.  I am hoping to tackle affordable housing, like all of the other candidates running for office, but my ideas are to use space creatively,…
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August 14, 2018 0

Volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission

Today I went to the Union Gospel Mission for the first time and spent two hours volunteering in the kitchen. Along with other volunteers, several cooks & kitchen helpers, we chopped, peeled, cut and otherwise prepared meat & vegetables for about 100 guests. After this, 5 of us created an assembly line and we added…
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August 11, 2018 0